It doesn’t take a genius to connect the Denver Broncos and DeAngelo Williams. The Broncos hired former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox earlier this year who recently told Denver Post reporter Woody Paige that running back would be the team’s top priority in free agency. Since that’s the case, it makes sense that the Broncos would pursue the best available back on the market, one who has significant connections to the team’s new head coach.
We’ve previously written about Williams and the Broncos, but now multiple outlets are confirming the Broncos’ interest. Brian Billick thinks the Broncos are the most logical landing spot for Williams, which he noted in a recent column for Fox Sports.
“Carolina experienced the emergence of Mike Goodson and still has a premiere player in Jonathan Stewart, and that may make Williams expendable to the Panthers. I would look for Denver, led by former Carolina coach John Fox, to show considerable interest. Fox relies heavily on running and playing good defense, and landing Williams should improve the Broncos’ 26th-ranked rushing attack from last season.”
Steve Wyche of NFL.com also said that the Broncos are “definitely in the market” for Williams’ services, and the folks at Rotoworld.com agreed with him, saying that they expect the Broncos to be more aggressive in signing Williams than his former team, the Carolina Panthers.
I think there’s more than a good chance that by the time training camp starts, Williams will be wearing orange and blue, running with Tim Tebow, Knowshon Moreno, and the Denver Broncos.
Another name to keep an eye out for in relation to Denver is Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee, whom is rumored to be on the chopping block. McGahee is great friends with D.J. Williams, the Broncos’ starting WILL linebacker, and he was also coached to two thousand yard seasons by Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville when he was with the Buffalo Bills.